SLA's Education Division (DEDU) held a free "Inside Bytes" webinar on August 14, 1:30 PM EDT. which discussed Escape rooms.
Breakout EDU is an immersive platform and toolkit that allows educators to create their own escape-room style games for the classroom. The presenter will share how this game-based approach has been particularly useful for engaging students in "one-shot" instruction sessions, and for promoting valuable mindsets for research and lifelong learning, such as problem-solving, persistence, and adaptability. The presentation will outline the process of designing and implementing the games, as well as the outcomes, lessons learned, and suggested best practices.